I got this from the handbook I was given at pediatrician’s office.

If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later 
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less, and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
and more about the power of love

-Diane Loomans                                                                      

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